Liverpool hero Riise excited with Roma draw: I'm so freaking happy

In contrast, Liverpool and Roma played in the 1984 final, the only other season in which the Italian club advanced as far as the semi-finals.

Those sentiments were wholeheartedly echoed by Liverpool's record-breaking forward.

"It will be nice to see [former Roma star Mohamed] Salah - all of us love him".

"At least one of my teams are in the final!"

Grobbelaar is confident that the Liverpool side of 2018 can go all the way, too, and secure the club's sixth European Cup.

"We're up against a strong side, it won't be easy, but I welcome the draw".

Liverpool hero John Arne Riise insists he's happy with their Champions League semifinal draw against Roma.

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Another fan tweeted: 'Never seen something so rigged in my life, Roma selling tickets at 10am this morning against Liverpool away for season ticket holders'.

Robben then cut back inside with a trademark run that resulted in James' shot being comfortably saved by Soria, as Bayern's frustration at their inability to put Sevilla to bed grew.

Lazio are Serie A's top scorers, with 75 goals in 31 games - compared to Roma's 50 - with Ciro Immobile the top scorer with 27. The Ukrainian city's mayor, former world heavyweight boxing champion Vitali Klitschko, was at UEFA headquarters on Friday for the draw.

Sevilla's best chance came just shy of the hour mark when Argentine winger Correa hit the woodwork after connecting with a Jesus Navas free-kick, the ball bouncing to safety with Sven Ulreich well beaten. This will be their first Champions League semi-final since 2008, when they lost to Chelsea.

"Liverpool have made a statement like we did", said Roma captain Daniele De Rossi, who scored in the surprising 3-0 win over Barcelona on Tuesday to overturn a 4-1 first-leg loss.

The website link was swiftly taken down but not before conspiracy theorists took to social media and online forums to claim UEFA, European football's governing body, had fixed the draw. For the third straight round, Roma start on the road.

  • Ricardo Clara